Who Wants to Win……..a Baby?!?!?
Plunging to new depths in the battle for television ratings, abandoned babies are being given out as prizes on a controversial prime-time game show in Pakistan.
TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain presented baby girls to two unsuspecting couples during his show, which is broadcast live for seven hours a day during the month of Ramadan.
Another baby, a boy, is due to be given to another couple at some point in the coming days.
The show’s host has been described as a religious scholar, TV megastar and even a sex symbol (Only in the Middle East) His heady mix of religion and entertainment is often followed by controversy…..gee…ya think?
Hussain says it isn’t a gimmick to win ratings during the Islamic holy month. He believes his show is unifying a fractured nation, plagued by sectarian violence, religious intolerance and terrorism.
The show has proved extremely popular, breaking ratings records and may be extended beyond its Ramadan run. He is also planning another program where the audience will be from the minority Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities.
Why can’t he just stick to giving away cars like Oprah?